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Kant, Joanita M.; Burckhard, Suzette R.; Meyers, Richard T. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Providing science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) culturally responsive enrichment activities is one way of promoting more interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers among indigenous students. The purpose of the study was to explore the impact, if any, of STEAM culturally…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, American Indian Culture, Culturally Relevant Education
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Cukurbasi, Baris; Kiyici, Mubin – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the high school students' views on instructions based on Flipped Classroom Model (FC) and LEGO applications. The case study, which is one of the qualitative research methods, was used within the scope of the study, the duration of which was 7 weeks. In order to choose the research group of the study,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Grade 10, Problem Based Learning
Altawil, Abdulmohsin – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Digital media technology has become an integral part of daily life for almost all young students, and for the majority of Saudi EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students. Digital media technology may not be limited to one or two kinds; it has various types such as software and programs, devices, application, websites, social media tools, etc.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Clark, Kevin R. – Journal of Educators Online, 2015
In many of the secondary classrooms across the country, students are passively engaged in the mathematics content, and academic performance can be described, at best, as mediocre. This research study sought to bring about improvements in student engagement and performance in the secondary mathematics classroom through the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Educational Technology
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Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed – English Language Teaching, 2015
Developing an appropriate competence in reading in English as a second language is a key factor for subsequent academic success. This study investigated second language reading anxiety of secondary school students. A questionnaire was distributed to 72 female students and focus-group interviews were conducted with 19 volunteer students. Overall…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar
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Mourlam, Daniel – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2014
Social media has become a way of life. Society has become very connected, yet the classroom still remains quite isolated, from other teachers, students, experts, parents, the community, and a host of others who could potentially enhance learning. There are a number of different ways by which schools and teachers could open their classrooms to the…
Descriptors: Social Media, High School Students, Social Studies, Program Implementation
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Tsai, Huei-Yin; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
This study aims to explore the application of STEM-I (STEM-Imagination) project-based learning activities and its effects on the effectiveness, processes, and characteristics of STEM integrative knowledge learning and imagination development for female high school students. A total of 72 female high school students were divided into 18 teams.…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, STEM Education, Student Projects
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2014
High school dropout, enrollment, and graduation rates are important indicators of students' college and career readiness, which in turn significantly impact both individual income levels and the overall knowledge-driven economy. Despite the long-term benefits of a high school education, much of the current literature on raising school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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Dikkers, Amy Garrett; Whiteside, Aimee L.; Lewis, Somer – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2013
Using the Social Presence Model (SPM), the authors explore the teacher and student experience at the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS), the largest public online secondary school where teachers design and develop the curriculum. Through a series of surveys, focus groups, and interviews, this two-year mixed methods study investigates the…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, Secondary School Teachers, Curriculum Development
Cannata, Marisa; Haynes, Katherine Taylor; Smith, Thomas M. – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2013
What distinguishes high schools that "beat the odds" for students from traditionally lower-performing groups from schools that struggle to improve the achievement and graduation rates of these student populations? What types of programs, practices, and processes support better than expected outcomes for students at risk of failure? How…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
Ogenchuk, Marcella – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore Grade 11 students' perceptions of programs related to the prevention of alcohol use in high school settings through an analysis of quantitative and qualitative data elicited from student questionnaires (n=452) and focus groups. It was found that students felt a need for increased information on alcohol…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Prevention, Focus Groups
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Marsh, Helena – Management in Education, 2012
This paper is a summary of a pupil voice research project conducted to investigate the influence that teacher-pupil relationships have on pupils' feelings of engagement with their school. The study involved two year groups (12-13 and 14-15 year olds) in a rural secondary school in Cambridgeshire. Data sources were collected through a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Durrant, Ian; Peterson, Andrew; Hoult, Elizabeth; Leith, Linda – Educational Research, 2012
Background: In England over the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in the role of English schools in developing, facilitating and supporting young people's community participation. A number of policy initiatives have sought to build the capacity and opportunities for youth participation. Research suggests, however, that pupils and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Pilot Projects, Community Action, Focus Groups
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Guerra, Nancy G.; Williams, Kirk R.; Sadek, Shelly – Child Development, 2011
In the present study, quantitative and qualitative data are presented to examine individual and contextual predictors of bullying and victimization and how they vary by age and gender. Two waves of survey data were collected from 2,678 elementary, middle, and high school youth attending 59 schools. In addition, 14 focus groups were conducted with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Focus Groups, Sexuality